Belleair - Qualiyfing Series (All Ages)
June 3-4, 2006
Four New Winners at Belleair
Christopher Biuso, Emily VanEtten, Ian McConnell and Jamie Ritter each won their respective division to capture their first Florida Junior Tour (FJT) title in the Qualifying Series event at Belleair Country Club on June 3-4.
Christopher Biuso, 16, of Temple Terrace, secured the boys 16-18 age division shooting a 1-under par 141 for the two rounds. Biuso, who placed second in the Eagle Creek Q-Series event, fired a 1-under par 70 in the first round, the low round of the day. In the final round, he recorded an even par 71 for his first FJT title. With this win, Biuso gains two exemptions into the Tour. Chase Sargent, 16, from Orlando, and David Ziglar, of Windermere, also earned two exemptions with their second place finish. Sargent and Ziglar each posted a tournament total of 146 for a share of second place. In the boys 16-18 age division, the top nine and ties received one exemption into the FJT.
Emily VanEtten won her first FJT title by six strokes in the girls 16-18 age division. VanEtten, 17, from Trinity, shared first place after the first round with Ashley Aguilera when each girl posted an 82. VanEtten pulled in front with a final round score of 78 for a 160 total. Aguilera, 17, from Holiday, shot an 84 in the final round to finish in second place. VanEtten and Aguilera each receive one exemption into the FJT.
In the boys 13-15 age division, Ian McConnell, 14, from Riverview, had his best finish in an FJT event winning with a tournament total of even par. McConnell was in a tie for first place after the first round when he shot an even par 71. With a final round score of 71, McConnell moved ahead into first place to win the division by four strokes. Kollin Woodbury, 14, of Largo, first round co-leader, posted a 75 in the final round to fall to second place. Both McConnell and Woodbury gained two exemptions with their showing at Belleair. In the boys 13-15 age division, finishers 3-7 get one exemption.
Jaime Ritter, 14, of Davie, went wire-to-wire winning the girls 13-15 age division. Ritter posted a pair of 77’s for her first win and an FJT exemption. AJ Newell, 13, of Tampa, also earned an FJT exemption finishing second with scores of 79-78—157.
|Tee Times UPDATED
June 3rd - Shotgun at
1:30 PM (shuttling out at 1:00)
What is a Qualifying Series?
Qualifying Series (Q-Series) events are for all FJT members that do not hold a current FJT exemption.
The challenge of two 18-hole golf courses at the Belleair Country Club is only paralleled by its beauty. Designed by Donald Ross, one of America’s most famous golf course architects, the greens and fairways reflect essentially the same spirit and original features as Ross designed them in the early 1900’s. Beautifully maintained and extraordinarily scenic, these courses will challenge and inspire golfers of all levels. There is a full service Pro Shop inside the Clubhouse, driving range and practice chipping and putting greens. We have on staff three PGA Golf Professionals available to assist with your golf game. One of our PGA Golf Professionals is devoted to teaching golf on a full time basis, here at the Club. The Club hosts a variety of men’s and ladies associations, tournaments, and men’s, ladies and junior golf clinics.
Club website: www.belleaircc.com
Male or female amateur golfers that are members of the FJT may apply for participation. Entries are subject to rejection at any time, including during the event by the FJT. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming behavior. Please see the Code of Conduct for further details.
Tournament applications for this event may be submitted on-line at www.floridajuniortour.org. Players must complete a membership form, read the Tournament Policies and pay the membership fees before the tournament application will be processed. Entries must be received by 4:30 PM EST of the closing date. Telephone and fax requests will not be considered for selection. Players will receive an e-mail that their entry has been received and a second e-mail will be sent when the players is accepted into the field. The field is selected after the entry closing date. As a player is not automatically confirmed into the tournament, travel arrangements should not be made until the second confirmation e-mail is received.
Entry Fee Includes
The entry fee of $95 includes Saturday and Sunday tournament rounds of golf, range balls prior to the tournament rounds.
Schedule of Play
Saturday 1:30 PM Shotgun
Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1st Tee
Participants can set up a practice round at a special discounted rate of $20 to walk, parents may rent a cart for an additional $30, by calling 727-442-0229. Times are available after 2:00 PM on the weekends and anytime on the weekdays, but on a space available basis only. Parents are not allowed to play a during the practice round, but they may rent a cart to follow along. Space is limited on June 2nd, local players are urged to play their practice round earlier in the week.
Walking and Pull Carts
All players must walk during the competition rounds.
Pull carts are NOT permitted.
Belleair Country Club
1 Country Club Lane
Belleair, FL 33756
Hampton Inn - Clearwater
$89 per night plus tax
Identify yourself with the Florida Junior Tour group.
Must make reservations by May 15.
Tees To Play
Tees are not set until the tournament staff arrives on site. Tournament set up can change, including yardages, to offset inclement weather or other course conditions (i.e. wet course conditions). Typical yardages are below:
- Boys will play approximately 6,500 yards
- Girls will play approximately 5,800 yards
Registration will be available in front of the golf shop one hour prior to the first round. ALL players are expected to register. First round pairings, pace of play policy, local rules, hole locations and general tournament information will be distributed at registration.
Tee Times & Pairings
First round pairings and starting times will be available on the FJT website, www.floridajuniortour.org, three days after the closing date. After the completion of the first round all competitors will be regrouped by score within age group for their next round. Final round pairings will be available one hour after the final score has been posted. They will be posted to the FJT website, on the scoreboard, and at the host hotel. It is the players' responsibility to be at his/her respective tee at least 10 minutes prior to teeing off. We recommend that you always see your tee time in black and white and if you still have questions, please contact a FJT official at the host facility.
USGA Rules of Golf govern play. Local rules will be distributed at registration on the day of the first round.
Pace of Play
Pace of play will be strictly enforced with anticipated rounds less than 4 hours and 30 minutes. We strongly recommend that all players read and understand the FJT Pace of Play Policy. The Pace of Play policy can be reviewed on the FJT website under the Tournaments section.
Spectators will be authorized to rent carts for $25 plus tax, but must follow the published policy (available on site). More information is available on the FJT website under the Parents section.